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Sutherlin top vote getter in council race

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Nine candidates ran for three seats on the Putnam County Council in Tuesday's primary election.

Of the nine, four posted four-digit numbers and the rest received less than 1,000 votes.

The top vote-getter was Opal Sutherlin with 1,731 votes, followed by Nancy Fogle with 1,479 and Larry Parker weighing in third with 1,139 votes.

"I'm really happy. This shocked me," said Sutherlin. "Right now, I'm just happy to be on the council. I hear the Democrats are going to add some candidates this fall, so I'll out there working again."

Coming in last with 354 votes, Jeremy Carver said he just wanted to give people another choice. He spent no money on the campaign.

"It's always better to have too many candidates than too little," he said. "I got in this back with the local option tax. I want to see some changes. City people will really get slammed with that tax. I want to see something fair for everyone."

The results for the remaining five candidates were: Jay Fogle 831 votes; Brad Buchanan 826 votes; Cara Goodin 799 votes; Joe Myers 507 votes; and Ken Gibson 482 votes.

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